Casserole weather is here!
This is one of my personal favorites, it's as close to meat and potatoes as a Vegetarian can get! It involves tasty Smart Ground Meatless Crumbles, fresh veggies, a simple roux gravy, cheese and seasoned tots=delicious.
First, you'll pop your seasoned tots in the oven to cook while you saute your veggies...
Once they're tender you'll add your Garlic and Veggie Crumbles, all your seasonings and Worcestershire sauce...
Then you'll take your veg off the heat and throw together a quick Roux gravy, mix it into the veggies and crumbles and pour the whole mixture into a casserole dish. You'll top with shredded cheese and your tots and bake it for 15 minutes!
It's super yummy, I promise. I'm lucky if I get leftovers because Alex loves this dish so much! Try it! You'll like it!
Vegetarian Tater Tot Casserole
1/2 Yellow Onion
1/2 Red Bell Pepper
1/2 Green Bell Pepper
2 Cloves Garlic
1/2 Bag Frozen Tater Tots
12 oz Package Smart Ground Meatless Crumbles
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 Cup Shredded Cheddar
Seasoning Salt (French Fry or Lawry's etc.)
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper
2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
2 Tbsp Flour
1 Cup Veggie Broth
Salt and Pepper
Preheat your oven to 350° spread your Tots on a baking sheet, sprinkle with Seasoning Salt and pop them into the oven for about 10-15 minutes while you chop all your veggies and grate your cheese.
Heat Olive Oil in a large non-stick skillet on medium heat, toss in your Onion and Bell Peppers, saute until tender.
When Veggies are almost done, add your Garlic, then add in your Smart Ground Crumbles, Worcestershire, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, salt and pepper. stir to combine, remove from heat.
For the Roux; In a small sauce pot melt your butter over medium heat, whisk in your flour and salt and pepper and let bubble for a minute or two. Slowly pour in the Veggie broth and let it come to a simmer while continuously stirring. Once gravy is desired thickness mix into the skillet full of Veggies and Smart Ground.
Pour your veggie/gravy mixture into a greased 2 quart casserole dish, top with cheese and Tater Tots and bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until Tots are crispy and cheese is bubbly.
Voila! Perfect comfort food!
Here's the printable recipe
Give it a shot! It's wonderful!
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